Special Education

  • Special Education Word Cloud
    Core PurposeIn partnership with our families and communities, Community Unit School District 308 will educate all students to reach their highest potential.
    • All students are general education students first
    • Special education is a service for students with an identified disability
    • Special educators (including related service providers) utilize specialized instruction for the purpose of acquiring the necessary skills to master grade level standards 

    Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)

    Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) was passed by Congress to ensure all students with disabilities ages 3-21 would receive a free and appropriate public education to meet their individual and unique learning needs.


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    Legislation Update
    (September 2019)

    At each annual IEP meeting, parents of students with IEPs whose children receive related services will receive a copy of the related service logs (minutes and type of service). Service logs are also available to parents at any time upon written request.

    The Special Education Referral Process

    If a parent has concerns about their child’s academic or social-emotional progress, as it relates to education, they should contact their child’s building administration. Please consult the following website for comprehensive information regarding the special education and response to intervention process:


    Procedures for Assuring the Implementation of Comprehensive Programming for Children with Disabilities

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    News Updates from the Special Education Department

    Click here to Read the First Quarter Special Education News Letter

Special Education Team Members